Check out the Ideas to Try page! It now has search functionality, so it's even easier to get great ideas for lesson plans, private teaching or independent studies of your own. Want to explore movement in relation to a piano piece by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze? It's there. Need a song and teaching ideas for a class of children? You'll find it! Looking [...]
BrainGym® - Success without Science! Sorry, believers. I apologize in advance, because I know that people who are sold on BrainGym® can become quite upset when it’s criticized. After all, it works! And there’s research! But what is really working? We don’t know, because there is no peer-reviewed scientific research supporting the theories. Founder Paul [...]
It’s bad enough when silly ideas are made marketable. It’s worse when smart people buy into them. And it’s worst of all when many, many people buy into them. Years ago, a teacher observed one of my classes and remarked enthusiastically that I’d had my students “cross the midline.” When she explained that moving a [...]
Dalcroze Eurhythmics Sessions with Monica Dale Friday, Feb. 1st, 2013 3:30-5:30 - Eurhythmics Workshop open to all ESM collegiate students. Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2013 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Open to Eastman Community School of Music middle school students and their teachers. 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Session for ECSM Jazz Ensemble and Theory I classes. 12:45-2:15 p.m. - Workshop [...]
The 2013 Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education will take place at the historic University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Classes will be held in the beautiful Perelman Quadrangle where there is plenty of room for movement. Comfortable studio housing, flexible meal plans, and covered parking are all part of our new program. Week one begins on July 22, [...]
Eurhythmics classes for choral conductors, singers, and others February 1-3... Details coming soon!
Divisions of 12 from MDale on Vimeo. This video is from the 2012 Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education. Jack Stevenson taught and played for the exercise.
The 2013 Summer Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education is moving! Announcements of our new location will be forthcoming. What we can tell you now is that we'll have a space to accommodate the growing number of interested students, both in terms of housing and space. We'll also try for convenient transportation for those who come from [...]
This year, Monica Dale teaches two weeks of classes at Eastman! July 8-12, 2013: Eurhythmics classes for Harp Institute (mornings) The Dalcroze approach for performers (afternoons) July 15-19: Dalcroze ideas in the music classroom (mornings) Eurhythmics classes for Choral Conductors Institute (afternoons) More details to come...